February is Black History Month, and with Baseball Hall of Fame talk still hot among many fans and scribes, now seems a good time to take a brief look at some Black players who have been considered and voted on but who are not enshrined at Cooperstown, at least not yet.
My 2021 IBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes the greatest lefty reliever of all-time, the greatest postseason pitcher in baseball history, and a third baseman and center fielder among the greatest defenders at their positions of all-time.
The 1992 position player for this 'Phillies 50' series on the most random 1971-2019 players is outfielder Julio Peguero, who appeared in his only 14 games.
The Phillies staged a comeback for the ages at Veterans Stadium in June 1989, rallying from 10-0 down in the 1st inning for an eventual 15-11 victory.
Fletcher developed a problem after leaving the Phillies in that he became an alcoholic: "His wife divorced him, he attempted suicide and he was spiraling out of control until his sister stepped in and called the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.)."